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by polestar
Wed May 24, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: filming
Replies: 14
Views: 5529

Re: filming

Portincaple any good ?
by polestar
Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Can anyone pick somethig up from Southport for me?
Replies: 7
Views: 3550

Re: Can anyone pick somethig up from Southport for me?

I don't know if it's helpful, but these people

http://www.boatpartsandspares.co.uk/avo ... 1259-p.asp

do a very nice new one in stainless. Fitted my redcrest a treat.
by polestar
Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Clyde Visitor Moorings.
Replies: 1
Views: 1922

Clyde Visitor Moorings.

Out and about the Clyde this weekend, I noticed a distinct lack of visitor moorings. The ones at Lochranza, Brodick and Millport are all either missing altogether or sitting on the bottom with a small marker. I've certainly used all these locations at this time of year before. Anyone know why this y...
by polestar
Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Avon Redcrest for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 3469

Re: Avon Redcrest for sale

Sorry, this thread is clearly in the wrong place. I've reposted it in the "for sale" section.
by polestar
Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Avon Redcrest for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 10461

Avon Redcrest for sale

Faithful Avon Redcrest for sale Age unknown - I've had it ten years All valves replaced three years ago - holds air well Stainless O/B bracket (not original) Wooden Oars Pump, Valise £300 I don't have any way of posting pictures, but the same ad, with pics, is on YBW at http://www.ybw.com/forums/sho...
by polestar
Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Avon Redcrest for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 3469

Re: Avon Redcrest for sale

There isn't any facility for uploading pictures. Put them somewhere else (eg Flickr or Phjotobucket) and link to them. That's probably why I couldn't find it. Unfortunately I don't use any of the stuff you mention, so anyone interested will just need to pm me and we'll make alternative arrangements...
by polestar
Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Avon Redcrest for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 3469

Avon Redcrest for sale

Faithful Avon Redcrest for sale
Age unknown - I've had it ten years
All valves replaced three years ago - holds air well
Stainless O/B bracket (not original)
Wooden Oars
Pump, Valise

£300

If I could find the upload manager I'd attach some pictures, but I can't so I haven't.
by polestar
Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Search and Rescue Center Kinloss moves to Havant
Replies: 11
Views: 3167

Re: Search and Rescue Center Kinloss moves to Havant

I was involved with Scottish Mountain Rescue (Dundonnell) for a long time. Quite a few people owe their lives to RAF Helicopters being based locally.... We need control of our own coastguard and SAR. My OP was (selfishly) focussed on maritime incidents, but you are quite correct that probably the m...
by polestar
Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Search and Rescue Center Kinloss moves to Havant
Replies: 11
Views: 3167

Re: Search and Rescue Center Kinloss moves to Havant

Will this affect the helicopter rescue service (I thought based at Lossie) which does a huge amount of work all over the Highlands. As I understand it "privatised" S&R helios will be based in Scotland but operations will be directed by a new "national" operations center in H...
by polestar
Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Search and Rescue Center Kinloss moves to Havant
Replies: 11
Views: 3167

Re: Search and Rescue Center Kinloss moves to Havant

. Two out three Scottish air bases have been cut, the entire maritime patrol fleet has been scrapped and we have the lowest military personnel numbers in Scotland in living memory. However, they are sending us some submarines. Doesn't that make you feel safe? Not really; rather the reverse in fact....
by polestar
Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Search and Rescue Center Kinloss moves to Havant
Replies: 11
Views: 3167

Search and Rescue Center Kinloss moves to Havant

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home ... 1418314933

Can someone explain to me why I shouldn't feel less safe because of this ?
by polestar
Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: New to sailing.Where to keep a cheap boat
Replies: 16
Views: 7888

Re: New to sailing.Where to keep a cheap boat

Hi Have you thought of http://www.drbmarine.co.uk/ at Rosneath . We used them a few years ago - swinging mooring in thr season and storage ashore in the winter -- and they were the cheapest on the Clyde by some margin for both professional moorings and storage. From the southside, I guess that the E...
by polestar
Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sailors and Moboists -- give and take
Replies: 7
Views: 3659

Re: Sailors and Moboists -- give and take

My comment was actually occasioned by one of your own posts on another thread, in which you imply that the extreme unpleasantness of some posters on the YBW Lounge thread, is correlated with their operation of "expensive motor-boats". I wanted to point out that it is possible to operate a ...
by polestar
Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sailors and Moboists -- give and take
Replies: 7
Views: 3659

Sailors and Moboists -- give and take

Good afternoon. I'm new here, so if this topic is inappropriate please excuse me. I've spent almost all my life sailing, first dinghies and then cruising keelboats. Recently, increasing age and infirmity meant that my sailing partner and I could only go on going to sea if we changed to a motor-boat....

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